Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Do you finish all the books you start?

I've been learning lately that I don't have to finish every book I start. I have thousands of books I would like to read and I'm not wasting time on one I don't enjoy or I find inappropriate.

I stopped reading Gone Girl at page 60. It wasn't that the book was bad, I threw it out for the language. I'm trying to teach my children to read good books and I didn't want to set a bad example. 

Do you finish every book you start?
What makes you stop reading?
Did you enjoy Gone Girl?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I have been put in charge of the book club at our local library. We are just getting started again. I chose two books to read starting this Thursday June 20th.

Gone Girl  Life of Pi

What do you think about my picks?
Would you recommend these books?
If you read one, what did you think?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes Review

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Falling Kingdoms

by Morgan Rhodes
Hardcover, 412 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Razorbill 

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined.

My Thoughts
I received this book as a gift for my birthday. I was reluctant to read it at first. There is a list with 37 names at the beginning of the book, detailing their kingdom and family. I'm glad the names didn't permanently put me off.  I was pleasantly surprised and the names came in handy. This book was wonderful. It had my emotions going all over the place. I would cry, get angry and want to shake a few people. I still want to know everything there is about the main characters and I am anxious for the next book.

I highly recommend this book and give it 4 Stars. Best book I've read in a while.